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Forum Schedule

Day 2 - May 21, 2009 (Thursday)

Updated: May 20, 2009
*Dress Code: Business Casual for forum and Business Suit for Thursday Dinner
All Forum sessions, except for the Welcome Reception, will take place at AR Convention located directly across Radisson Bogota Hotel

9:00 to 10:00 AM
Opening Plenary
Arcoiris Room
Welcome Speech
Natan and Lidia Peisach – Lead Sponsors
Keynote Speaker
Alfredo Carvajal, W’59
Former President, Carvajal S. A.
Welcome from the Dean
Thomas S. Robertson
Dean and Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise
The Wharton School
10:00 to 10:30 AM
Coffee Break
10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
Panel Discussions  
  Arcoiris Room
Professor Neil A. Doherty
Frederick H. Ecker Professor of Insurance and Risk Management
The Wharton School
Hernan Mendez Bages
General Manager, Inversiones Falabella De Colombia
Augusto Jimenez
Chief Executive Officer, Drummond Colombia
Luis Carlos Sarmiento Gutiérrez
President, Grupo Aval
  Arboleda Room
Professor Diana C. Robertson
Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics
The Wharton School
Pablo Casabianca
President and General Manager
Andean, Caribbean & Central American Region, Syngenta
Abilio Ramos
General Manager, Petrobras Colombia
Javier Genaro Gutiérrez
President, Ecopetrol S.A.
12:30 Noon to 1:00 PM
Lunch Keynote
The 21st Century Megalopolis: Managing Giant Cities
Enrique Peñalosa
Former Mayor of Bogotá
Arcoiris Room
Raffle Announcement
1:00 to 2:00 PM
Networking Lunch
2:30 to 4:00 PM
Panel Discussions
  Arcoiris Room
Associate Professor Philip Nichols
Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics
Carlos Botero
Executive Director, Inexmoda
María Claudia Lacouture
General Manager, Colombia's Country Image, Proexport
Pedro Medina
Founder, Fundación yo creo en Colombia
  Arboleda Room
Professor Olivia S. Mitchell
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor
The Wharton School
Roberto Albisetti
IFC Country Manager for Colombia, Perú, Venezuela and Ecuador
Alberto Gutierrez
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Titulizadora Colombiana
Charles Moser
Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Jose I. Robledo
Partner, Estrategias Corporativas
5:00 PM
Transportation to dinner at Palacio de San Carlos
7:00 to 10:00 PM
Thursday Dinner is currently sold out, you will be places on a waiting list and notified as space becomes available.  
Dinner Keynote
Álvaro Uribe Vélez
President of the Republic of Colombia
Presentation of the Wharton School Dean's Medal